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The military is ready to cooperate if the government wants to use defence areas to retain flood water, Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said on Thursday. 

ACM Sukumpol was commenting on a report that tropical storm Gaemi is heading for Thailand and expected to cause flooding in some areas of Bangkok.

The military was always on standby to help if Bangkok is hit by heavy rain, he said.  Soldiers would be sent to help at trouble spots, provide transport assistance and help solve traffic problems.

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